Sep 23, 2010 11:00am EDT
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Sep 23, 2010 11:00am EDT
senior congressional correspondent dana bash live in sterling, virginia, where the gop unveiled its pledge last hour. dana, what are you hearing? >> you just heard kevin mccarthy. they are talking not only about a legislative agenda but a restoration of trust in government. if you look at the specifics of what they're trying to say, that definitely seems to be part of the goal of these republicans in announcing what they call this pledge to america today. i just had an exclusive interview with the man who is trying to be the speak of the house should the republicans be successful and that is john boehner. as you probably know, he is somebody who has had questions, and certainly democrats, the president included, are raising questions about whether or not he is somebody who is too cozy to lobbyists, and i asked him about that and whether he is willing to say he's going to have more restrictions on lobbyists and do something else to assure people that the perception would change. lift ton what he said. >> i'm a small business guy who stumbled boo this political arena, and when people
Sep 23, 2010 9:00am EDT
bash is in sterling, virginia. dana, are we talking about contract with america 2.0 here? >> reporter: in many ways, yes, kyra, the whole theme as you said among house republicans is to try to convince voters just six weeks before the election that they do have some plans to actually run the government. however, just look at where i am and the images of people remembering in 1994, how different it is. the last thing in the world that republicans wanted to do would be to stand on the steps of the capitol as they did back then representing everything that some of the people that they're really trying to get can't stand. that's why we are here at a small business. that's the emphasis today. the whole question of whether or not anything is different in here, we see a lot of what we have heard. the fact that they want to trim spending, the fact to make tax cuts permanent, the fact to repeal the president's health care plan and there are some small pieces in here that i think are interesting and i should show our viewers and clearly bones, if you will, to tea party voters trying to placate.
Sep 23, 2010 7:00am EDT
, republicans are ing to a hardware store in virginia to unveil the 2010 version of a contract with america they call their pledge to america. >> reporter: today, republicans will try to recapture what a young firebrand named newt gingrich did six years ago with his contract with america, convince the american people republicans deserve to run congress. their updated plan, a plee to america focuses on five major areas, jobs, government spending, health care, national security and reforming congress. >> the president's been fond of playing class warfare politics, preying on the emotions of fear and ey might make for good politics but it'sivisive and rotten economics. >> democratic house speaker, nancy pelosi said in a statement the pledge to america shows republicans want to return to the same failed economic policies that hurt millions of americans and threatened our economy. republicans pledge if they win control of congress, they will, among other thin, make the bush tax cuts permanent, hold weekly votes on spending cuts and repeal and replace the president's signature legislative accompl
Sep 23, 2010 9:00am EDT
-existing conditions. >>> other stories making headlines on a thursday. in virginia, the first execution of a woman there in nearly a century is set for today. lewis was accused of master minding a murder for hire in 2002. the two gunmen in that case got life sentences. >>> abbott laboratories has announced a voluntary recall of millions of containers of top-selling similac infant formula after beetles and larva were found in some of the products. they don't pose any immediate health risks. >>> sign of the times, blockbuster filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy as it reorganizes, the former video rental power house has lost market share to subscription sites like netflix and to video streaming services. >>> and 26-year-old facebook founder mark zuckerburg is announcing a big donation, $100 million for the newark, new jersey, school system. this just as a movie accusing him of stealing the idea for facebook hits theaters this weekend. >> all right. >> we don't want to be cynical. >> yes, yes, yes. >>> we know there's the best dressed, the top 25 in sports. but if you're going to make the list, this is pr
Sep 23, 2010 6:00am EDT
is there, outside of d.c., sterling, virginia, this morning. a lot of what's in the pledge seems to be classic republican ideas that we've heard for some time now, years, as a meat of fact, anything new in here? >> reporter: well, i think what's new and what's most interesting is the way that house republicans are trying to make the tea parties voters, especially understand that they are trying to listen to them. i think we have some examples of points that i saw were clear indications that they were trying to reach out. little things. for example, weekly votes on spending cuts. a pledge to cut congress's budget. a net hiring freeze of nonsecurity federal employees. and a vote on every regulation costing more than $100 million. those, each of those, is a nod to the idea that many in the base, you know, you hear republicans talking about this rebellion. rebellion is in large part about spending. so these are little things that the house republicans say they will try to do to address that. in addition to that there are some items in here that address the whole idea at that governme
Sep 23, 2010 2:05am PDT
to be executed in virginia is set to die tonight. the u.s. supreme court refused to block the death sentence for convicted murderer teresa lewis. >>> lawmakers on capitol hill today discuss a serious problem among student athletes. they're considering ways to prevent young athletes from suffering concussions while playing sports. >>> finally this half hour, "forbes" magazine just released its annual list of the 400 wealthiest people in america. bill gates topped the list with a net worth of $54 billion. >> the list also shows that the rich are in fact getting even richer. abc business news editor dan arnall looks at the trend. >> reporter: the faces are familiar. bill gates. warren buffett. these are america's wealthiest people. topping the famous forbes 400 list of the richest americans again this year. even with the slowly recovering economy, the amount of money it takes to be amongst the 400 has gone up. >> 2008, the cut-off was $1.3 billion. last year $950 million. this year up a bit to $1 billion. it's at least moving up. we'll take that. >> reporter: this year'
Sep 23, 2010 1:00pm EDT
're right, megyn. here in west virginia barack obama may be the decisive personality and his agenda could turn the whole election. john raese, the republican, ran for office before, hammering hard on barack obama. joe manchin is popular incumbent democratic governor. he made something of a career going against the grain. moderate to conservative democrat and been really, really tough on barack obama and the agenda. you look at ads however, you see each side taking sort of normally expected positions. manchin attacking raese for his business record and raese attacking manchin for being much more liberal than he let's on. let's listen. >> john race z bad for mine workers. 600 safety violations. >> john raese puts profits before people. i don't trust him to look out for these minors. and neither should you. >> listen to joe manchin supporting obama care. >> i am totally behind health care reform and -- [applause] >> say it ain't so, joe? you are totally behind the medicare cuts that will affect our seniors? you want bigger government and higher taxes to pay for it? sorry, joe, seniors can't